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UjENA FIT Club 100 Interesting Running Articles

Best Road Races and the UjENA FIT Club is publishing 100 articles about races, training, diet, shoes and coaching.   If you would like to contribute to this feature, send an email to Bob Anderson at bob@ujena.com .  We are looking for cutting edge material.

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Pleasanton: The Masters of Double Racing
Posted Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
By David Prokop Pleasanton, Calif., may be a quiet, relaxed community across the bay from San Francisco, but where Double... Read Article
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Champions of the Double
Posted Monday, September 15th, 2014
Peter Mullin has taken Double Racing® by storm. He broke the 60-64 age group world record in the first Double... Read Article
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Racing the Double - an Outsider's View
Posted Monday, March 24th, 2014
By Rich Stiller I have never raced The Double Road Race. I have headed up the course monitors at... Read Article
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DO YOU DOUBLE?
Posted Monday, January 13th, 2014
By David Prokop (Editor, Best Road Races) It is Sunday morning, Dec. 22, 2013 in the attractive San Francisco Bay... Read Article
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The Second Annual DOUBLE!
Posted Saturday, December 14th, 2013
by David Prokop (Best Road Races editor) It also takes its rightful place as one of the Bay Area’s premier... Read Article
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Best Double Yet!
Posted Saturday, August 24th, 2013
by David ProkopThe Double Road Race™ returned to the San Francisco Bay Area today where it was born less than... Read Article
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A Race For Everyone
Posted Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
by David Prokop Never before has there ever been a race such as this! A glittering gem of an event... Read Article
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Ageless Libby James Wins Double Victory Cup in Denver
Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2013
by David Prokop Libby James, a remarkable 77-year-old Masters runner from Fort Collins, Colo., won the Double Victory Cup for... Read Article
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ON THE DOUBLE
Posted Monday, February 18th, 2013
By David Prokop Four Doubles have already been scheduled for 2013 – Overland Park, Kan., on June 30 (that’s where... Read Article
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Double Road Racing is off and running!
Posted Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
by David Prokop (Best Road Races Editor) Fresh off the resounding success of the first Double Road Race™ ever held... Read Article
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The Long Run Ends, A New Sport Begins
Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
by Dave Prokop In the annals of human achievement, there has never been a story quite like this! It is... Read Article
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THE DOUBLE - Race Strategy Part 5
Posted Monday, December 10th, 2012
by Dave Prokop This brings to an even 50 the possible strategies in the Double Road Race™ we have discussed... Read Article
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Training For the Double Road Race...
Posted Monday, November 26th, 2012
by Dave Prokop Wherever he goes these days, Bob Anderson is asked about his unique creation, the Double Road Race™,... Read Article
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THE DOUBLE - Race Strategy Part 3
Posted Friday, November 9th, 2012
by Dave Prokop After reading The Double – A Runner’s Chess Match, famed marathoner Bill Rodgers, who will participate... Read Article
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Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2012
by Dave Prokop (First of a four part article) Shakespeare might have said it: “How do I run thee? Let... Read Article
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CHRISTINE KENNEDY'S WHAT-MIGHT-HAVE-BEEN RACE
Posted Monday, October 8th, 2012
by Dave Prokop Sunday, Oct. 7 – Stomach cramps from 10 miles on dashed Christine Kennedy's hopes of breaking... Read Article
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The Double
Posted Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
by Dave Prokop It's a novel idea! The kind that could only be dreamt up by someone with a... Read Article
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Is the Rock 'n' Roll Series Being Sold?
Posted Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
It was recently announced that the Competitor Group in the USA has put the hugely popular Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon... Read Article
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Do the Double
Posted Monday, August 27th, 2012
The Double Road Race (The Double) is an unique and challenging new event being introduced to the world of running.... Read Article
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Olympic Distance Running Schedule
Posted Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Olympic distance running action in London starts on Friday. Here is the schedule. One Ujena Fit Club member,... Read Article
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Understanding the Difference Between Soreness and Injury
Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
by Barry Anderson There is little doubt that anyone who takes up running to either improve fitness or to... Read Article
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The 2012 Dipsea Race
Posted Monday, July 16th, 2012
(Mill Valley, CA) - If you thought a 72-year-man would win the 102nd Dipsea, raise your Hans. Competing in only... Read Article
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Galen Rupp is the Best Ever?
Posted Monday, July 2nd, 2012
by Andres Botero Galen Rupp is on the forefront of American distance running, proving that with an easy-looking win... Read Article
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60 Years Ago, an Olympic Trifecta of Endurance
Posted Friday, June 29th, 2012
Photo: Emil Zatopek won the 5,000 and 10,000 meters and the marathon — all in record times — at... Read Article
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Why Run?
Posted Friday, June 22nd, 2012
by Ujena Fit Club Coach Barry Anderson This is a little different approach to the question “Why Run?” that... Read Article
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A Word on Training
Posted Thursday, June 7th, 2012
by Ujena Fit Club Coach Barry Anderson Yes, believe it or not, it is possible to become bored at... Read Article
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A word on Running Form
Posted Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
by Ujena Fit Club Coach Barry Anderson My college coach gave me the simplest, and perhaps most important, concept... Read Article
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Meb is Ready to Race B2B
Posted Thursday, May 17th, 2012
slideshow As the Zazzle Bay to Breakers kicks off its second century on... Read Article
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I used to hate running
Posted Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
by Steven Richardson I never really like to run as a matter of fact I hated it. While growing up... Read Article
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Flexibility Can Keep You Injury Free
Posted Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
by Coach Barry Anderson Probably the most overlooked part of a workout plan for distance runners is the time... Read Article
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Fast Times in Carlsbad
Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
UjENA Fit Club members Several members ran very well in Carlsbad. The best performance of the day was the... Read Article
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I love to Run on Trails
Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2012
by Shari Mernett I love to run on trials when I have the time. I can run for... Read Article
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The 34 Year Old Napa Marathon
Posted Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
by Mark Winitz NAPA, Calif. (March 4, 2012 ) On a calm bright morning, almost ideal for marathon running,... Read Article
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Grete Waitz will never be forgotten
Posted Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
by George Hirsch Grete Waitz, the most private of individuals, ended up excelling in the most public of sports,... Read Article
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If you need to loose a few pounds!
Posted Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
by Laura Dayton - 1. How many calories a day do I need to eat to lose weight? This is... Read Article
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More racing in Houston
Posted Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
by Dave Ross All four winners erased the course records at Sunday's Houston Marathon and Half Marathon. Etiopians swept... Read Article
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Women's Olympic Marathon Trials
Posted Saturday, January 14th, 2012
by Dave Ross The 2012 Women's Olympic Trials Marathon started with the largest and deepest field ever assembled for... Read Article
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Olympic Marathon Trials
Posted Saturday, January 14th, 2012
HOUSTON (AP) — Meb Keflezighi won the U.S. Olympic men's marathon trial on Saturday to qualify for his third Games.... Read Article
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2012 Olympic Marathon Trials
Posted Friday, January 13th, 2012
The Olympic Marathon Trials being held Saturday January 14 in Houston is going to be exciting. 158 men... Read Article
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Double Racing Has Truly Arrived!
Posted Monday, September 22nd, 2014
by David Prokop (Editor Best Road Races) Photo: Double 15k top three Double Racing® is a new sport for... Read Article
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Pritz's Honor
Posted Sunday, May 11th, 2014
By David Prokop, editor Best Road Races The world’s most unusual race met the world’s most beautiful place, in the... Read Article
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Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Posted Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
By David Prokop, Editor, BestRoadRaces.comOne of the most exciting things about road racing is that new people often come to... Read Article
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KOSKEI LOWERS HIS OWN WORLD RECORD!
Posted Monday, December 23rd, 2013
By David Prokop Julius Koskei (bib 118) is now a perfect two for two in the Double! He’s run two... Read Article
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Sarah Crouch Sets Double World Record
Posted Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Altitude-trained and racing-fit Sarah Crouch, 24, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., set a new women’s world record in the Double... Read Article
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WORLD RECORDS FALL AGAIN!
Posted Sunday, August 11th, 2013
By Dave Prokop A new kind of race came to Indianapolis Sunday, August 11 – and as could be expected,... Read Article
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Doubling Up
Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
by Libby James On Sunday, July 21, a contingent of Fort Collins runners participated in the Double Road Race-Denver, the... Read Article
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The Overland Park Double Road Race
Posted Monday, July 1st, 2013
by David Prokop On a day when Olympic great Billy Mills and Runner’s World founder Bob Anderson returned to Kansas... Read Article
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Stories From the Double...
Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2013
edited by Dave Prokop, Best Road Races Editor A native of Northampton, Penn., Tyler McCandless, 26-year-old graduate of... Read Article
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A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012
by Dave Prokop, Ujena Fit Club editor Anyone who wondered how the inaugural Double Road Race™ in American history would... Read Article
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MAXIMIZING YOUR RECOVERY, MINIMIZING YOUR MUSCLE STIFFNESS
Posted Monday, December 17th, 2012
by Dave Prokop While the Double Road Race™ may be a distance race consisting of two legs, there are really... Read Article
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Something Borrowed, Something New
Posted Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
by Dave Prokop It’s been described as one of the most famous pieces of sports clothing in the world. The... Read Article
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THE DOUBLE - Race Strategy Part 4
Posted Friday, November 23rd, 2012
By Dave Prokop In a recent interview, elite marathoner Tyler McCandless (pictured above), winner of the Kuai Marathon the last... Read Article
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The Double - Race Strategy Part 2
Posted Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
by Dave Prokop (Second of a four part article) If we whetted your appetite with the first 10 strategies... Read Article
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Brith of a New Sport?
Posted Monday, October 15th, 2012
by Dave Prokop History will be made Dec. 23 in Pleasanton, Calif., with the first-ever staging on American soil... Read Article
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KENNEDY SHOOTS FOR WORLD RECORD IN CHICAGO
Posted Friday, October 5th, 2012
by David Prokop Back in 1989 Christine Kennedy ran the Berlin Marathon is 2:35:05, missing the A Standard (2:35:00)... Read Article
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Kenyan Distance Runners under scrutiny in doping inquiry
Posted Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
by Nick Hoult (The Telegraph) The Kenyan police, Athletics Kenya and the World Anti-Doping Agency are probing accusations that... Read Article
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Final Olympic Thoughts
Posted Thursday, September 6th, 2012
by Barry Anderson Now that nearly a month has passed since the London 2012 Olympics, there is still one... Read Article
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Falmouth Road Race is a Classic
Posted Monday, August 6th, 2012
Falmouth, Massachusetts will be host to a who’s who of distance running, past and present, with the celebration of the... Read Article
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2012 London Olympics
Posted Friday, July 27th, 2012
by Bernice Torregrossa Tonight’s opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics kick off more than two weeks of exciting... Read Article
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An Ice Cube a Day Can Keep the Shin Splints Away
Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
by Barry Anderson Shin splints are probably the most common injury experienced by distance runners. They can become frustrating,... Read Article
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Paavo Nurmi
Posted Friday, July 13th, 2012
by Barry Anderson The recent article by George Hirsch on Emil Zatopek and his triple gold medal performance at... Read Article
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Two-A-Day Workouts
Posted Monday, July 2nd, 2012
by Barry Anderson, Ujena Fit Club Coach One of the best ways to add to your mileage base... Read Article
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Rupp wins 5000m in Eugene
Posted Thursday, June 28th, 2012
(AP) EUGENE, Ore. -- Never in his wildest imagination did Galen Rupp ever think he would outkick one of... Read Article
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US Olympic Trials Schedule
Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2012
The running events at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials get underway this Friday, June 22, at the University... Read Article
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A word on Goals
Posted Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
by Ujena Fit Club Coach Barry Anderson Goals can play a vital role in many aspects of our lives—and... Read Article
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A word on Running Shoes
Posted Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
by Ujena Fit Club Coach Barry Anderson By far, the most important piece of equipment for a runner is... Read Article
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A word on Downhill Training
Posted Sunday, May 13th, 2012
by Coach Barry Anderson When properly executed and planned into a training program, running downhill can improve your speed.... Read Article
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The Variables; Duration, Frequency, Intensity
Posted Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
by Coach Barry Anderson As you plan your training program and progress toward your overall goals keep these three... Read Article
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It was Hot in Boston for the marathon
Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
by Bob Anderson It was a hot day to run a marathon. Tempertures at this year's Boston Marathon... Read Article
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Fast Weekend Planned for Carlsbad
Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2012
A race renowned for fast runners and world records once again welcomes a stellar field for the elite invitational... Read Article
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10 Reasons To Run a Destination Race
Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2012
by Shari Mernett You love to run right? And who doesn’t enjoy going away on a holiday? Have... Read Article
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Reach Your goals faster and easier
Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
by Dr JoAnn Dahlkoetter Want to know how you can create Your Performing Edge and reach your goals faster, easier,... Read Article
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George Hirsch talks about Fred
Posted Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
by George Hirsch If Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon, could see the 43,000 runners crowding... Read Article
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Running Faster
Posted Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
by Jodi LaBossiere Almost a year ago I decided out of the blue to run a 15K race... Read Article
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Quotes: Olympic Marathon Trials Winners
Posted Monday, January 16th, 2012
Yesterday's Olympic Trials Marathon race was the first time ever four men ran under 2:10 in the Olympic Trials. It... Read Article
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Men's Olympic Marathon Trials
Posted Saturday, January 14th, 2012
by Dave Ross Race day dawned cool and clear. Race time temperature was about 38° with bright sunshine and... Read Article
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Getting Out the Door
Posted Friday, January 13th, 2012
by DeBarra Mayo If you haven’t had your running shoes out lately it’s time to dig them out of... Read Article
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